High School Percussion Institute (one week)

The percussion institute offers opportunities for highly motivated students to work with world-class faculty in many different percussion disciplines. During your week here, you'll have master classes and ensemble opportunities on marimba, timpani, world percussion, drum set, and orchestral percussion.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2016 program.

The goal of the percussion institute is to prepare you for further serious study, in high school and beyond. You will perform in master classes, have individualized learning opportunities with a faculty member, and play in a variety of percussion ensembles.

Required Materials

One letter of recommendation from a private teacher or band director that outlines the student's motivation, skill level, and note-reading proficiency. Upload the letter in PDF format.

Additional Opportunities


Keith A. Aleo

Conductor of Percussion Ensemble, Instructor of Percussion, Interlochen Arts Academy; Director and Instructor of Orchestral Percussion, Interlochen Percussion Institute; Adult Band Camp Percussion Faculty, Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Percussion faculty, Boston Conservatory; Director of Education and Orchestral Activities at the Avedis Zildjian Co.

Nancy Zeltsman

Guest Artist, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Chair, Percussion Department, Boston Conservatory; Professor, Berklee College of Music; Artistic Director, Zeltsman Marimba Festival; Guest Professor, Marimba, Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Keith Brown

Guest Artist, Interlochen Percussion Institute

Director of Jazz Bands, Coordinator of Small Jazz Ensembles and Professor of Music, University of Tennessee; Percussionist, Knoxville Jazz Orchestra

Photo Galleries

  • Interlochen Center for the Arts' photo
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  • 2014 HS Percussion 345
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